Happy International Women’s Day everyone and hooray for the 2018 Stella Prize shortlist.
- The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree by Shokoofeh Azar (Wild Dingo Press)
- Terra Nullius by Claire G. Coleman (Hachette Australia)
- The Life to Come by Michelle de Kretser (Allen & Unwin)
- An Uncertain Grace by Krissy Kneen (Text Publishing)
- The Fish Girl by Mirandi Riwoe (Seizure)
- Tracker by Alexis Wright (Giramondo)
Thoughts: surprised that a memoir wasn’t included; had kind of hoped that The Choke would make it; Terra Nullius might be hard to beat – it’s topical but also ‘safely fictional’; still can’t believe The Trauma Cleaner wasn’t even in the running…
I’ve read two (Coleman and Kneen); have two more (Azar and de Kretser); trying to get my hands on the Riwoe; and wondering if I’ll get through 600+ pages of Wright before the winner is announced on April 12, 2018.
Start the reading engine…!